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We’re Out Of The Arts Venue Blues – And Into Blackhouse

Welcome to the Art&Seek Artist Spotlight. Every Thursday, here and on KERA FM, we’ll explore the personal journey of a different North Texas creative. As it grows, this site, artandseek.org/spotlight, will eventually paint a collective portrait of our artistic community. Check out all the artists we’ve profiled.

By day, Noel and Sara Viramontes  are typical... | Read More

Where Does Culture Exist And How Could It Grow In Dallas

On Monday, the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs continued their exploratory mission to learn how Dallasites are engaging with arts and culture. Want more information about upcoming Cultural Planning events? Head to dallasculturalplan.com.

The effort is part a larger strategy to craft a new cultural plan that fulfills people’s hopes and dreams for Dallas’ cultural... | Read More

Samson Has a Bad Hair Day at the Dallas Opera

Guest blogger Gail Sachson , 2017  Business Council for the Arts OBELISK Lifetime Achievement Award honoree, owns Ask Me About Art, offering lectures, tours and program planning. Join her at SMU for the popular course, “I Love Dallas” on November 4. smu.edu/cape

I may not know a lot about opera, but I do know about bad hair days, and Samson, having encountered Dalila in the... | Read More

Helping Military Veterans Through The Arts: TACA Perforum

We invited the panelists for this year’s TACA Perforum to share their thoughts in advance of Monday’s conversation. Our series of guest blogs continues with Susan Saloom. She’s a field specialist for the Americans for the Arts’ Military and Veterans Arts Initiative, which advances the arts in health, healing, and healthcare for military service members, veterans, their families,... | Read More

Frame of Mind: Classroom Cinema

There are future Kubricks, Coppolas, and Speilbergs walking the corridors of St. Mary’s Hall. It’s a private school in San Antonio, and its media arts students consistently get into the country’s top film school programs.

Watch the students films coming out of St. Mary’s Hall Thursday on “Frame of Mind” at 10 p.m. on KERA TV.

Thursday night’s... | Read More

The Big Screen: The History Of Movie Musicals

The first feature-length film of the sound era was 1927’s “The Jazz Singer.” And ever since, Hollywood has produced a steady stream of musicals. This week, we talk with SMU film professor Sean Griffin about the evolving definition of what constitutes a musical film. His new book is called “Free and Easy?: A Defining History of the American Film... | Read More

We Lost Boeing in 2001, So Dallas Tries To Court Amazon Now -With The Arts District

Over 16 years ago, Dallas almost won the headquarters of another Seattle-based giant contemplating a move: Boeing. Although it ultimately lost to Chicago, the story didn’t end there.

That defeat is part of the reason Dallas is competing to win Amazon’s second headquarters today.

Downtown was dead

Back in 2000, a Texan was in the White House, Dallas-native Erykah Badu... | Read More

A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks

Been there, done that? Sure there are some obvious choices for you to spend your leisure time this week. But how about this week you try something different – check out the new music venue, visit that college gallery you’ve been meaning to check out, see a challenging play. Allow us to highlight some interesting and maybe some not-so-obvious choices for you to consume art and... | Read More

A Look Ahead At The Week’s Art&Seek Picks

Been there, done that? Sure there are some obvious choices for you to spend your leisure time this week. But how about this week you try something different – check out the new music venue, visit that college gallery you’ve been meaning to check out, see a challenging play. Allow us to highlight some interesting and maybe some not-so-obvious choices for you to consume art and... | Read More

Art: It Isn’t Just For Arts Non-Profits

We invited the panelists for this year’s TACA Perforum to share their thoughts in advance of Monday’s conversation. Our series of guest blogs begins today with Zannie Giraud Voss, She is the chair of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship and the director of the National Center for Arts Research at SMU. And she will moderate the panel.

Zannie Giraud Voss

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